The history of LATA starts in 2007. After three consecutive editions organized in Tarragona, the 4th edition (LATA 2010) took place in Trier, Germany while the 5th edition was back in Tarragona. Now it is the time for a new place to host LATA 2012, this time we go to A Coruña, Galicia, Spain.

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Contact information

LATA 2012
Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics
Rovira i Virgili University
Av. Catalunya, 35
43002 Tarragona, Spain
Phone: +34-977-559543
Fax: +34-977-558386
e-Mail: florentinalilica.voicu (at)

LATA 2011 Picture

Click on the picture to see the complete page with pictures from LATA 2011 This is the group picture taken Friday, May 27, 2011.

2012 the Alan Turing Year (ATY)


A centenary celebration of the life and work of Alan Turing. The tutorial sessions Around the Physical Church-Turing Thesis presented by Gilles Dowek on March 6 and 7 are dedicated to this event.


The volume of proceedings published by Springer in the series of Lecture Notes in Computer Science ( LNCS volume 7183) will be available by the time of the conference.

Springer LNCS

Important dates

Event announced: July 16, 2011
Paper submission: October 12, 2011 (23:59h, CET)
Notification of paper acceptance or rejection: November 21, 2011
Final version of the paper for the LNCS proceedings: November 28, 2011
Early registration: December 5, 2011
Late registration: February 24, 2012
Starting of the conference: March 5, 2012
Submission to the post-conference special issue: June 22, 2012

LATA links

Links of interest

The following events are taking place in Tarragona. TPNC2012, October 1-5, 2012, WSMBio2012, February 20-24, 2012, WSLST2012, January 23-27, 2012, FSFLA2011, October 31 - November 4, 2011 .

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LATA is a yearly conference in theoretical computer science and its applications. The organizers of the current edition are the Language in the Information Society Research Group - LYS from the University of A Coruña and the Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics - GRLMC from the University Rovira i Virgili of Tarragona.

Group picture

thanks to Alexander Okhotin
group photo
(the same picture in higher resolution: 2604x1404)
group photo description

1. Johannes Schmidt 11. Mikhail Barash 21. Ahmet Kara 31. Jesús Vilares Ferro
2. Giovanni Pighizzini 12. Carlos Martin-Vide 22. Pascal Tesson 32. Michael Geilke
3. Gao Ziyuan 13. Julien Brusten 23. Hadrien Jeanne 33. Mateus de Oliveira
4. G. Michele Pinna 14. Alexander Okhotin 24. Nicholas Tran 34. Miguel A. Alonso Pardo
5. Stefan Hetzl 15. Ville Salo 25. Rod Downey 35. Michal Forišek
6. Chris Bouchard 16. Bernard Boigelot 26. Adam Roman 36. Eric Rowland
7. Markus Schmid 17. Eugene Asarin 27. Bianca Truthe 37. Adrian-Horia Dediu
8. Dag Hovland 18. Tomoyuki Yamakami 28. Klaus Reinhardt 38. Monika Steinová
9. Jesper Kristensen 19. Yadu Vasudev 29. Morten Stöckel 39. Jari Stenman
10. Norbert Hundeshagen 20. Tobias Pröger 30. Jack Lutz 40. Julien Cervelle

Organizing committee

  • Miguel Á. Alonso (A Coruña, co-chair)
  • Adrian Horia Dediu (Tarragona)
  • Carlos Gómez Rodríguez (A Coruña)
  • Jorge Graña (A Coruña)
  • Carlos Martín-Vide (Tarragona, co-chair)
  • Bianca Truthe (Magdeburg)
  • Jesús Vilares (A Coruña)
  • Florentina Lilica Voicu (Tarragona)

Instructions for Authors

Your paper (if accepted) will be published in the LNCS proceedings of the conference. For detailed instructions about the LNCS format, please consult: the Springer site. Download the file All the instructions for the layout of the paper are given within (there is also an example of an article on pages 15-23 after compiling the .tex source).

A Coruña or La Coruña

According to wikipedia, in Spain, currently the only official form of the name is the Galician one, "A Coruña". Nonetheless, the Spanish form, La Coruña, is still widespread. In English the city is still sometimes known as Corunna, and archaically was called The Groyne.